This option offers slightly more than a audible only system and is a cheaper alternative to a fully monitored system. Should you opt for a speechdialler, it will dial pre-programmed numbers of your own choice and leave a pre-recorded message to alert either your appointed keyholder or neighbour to an alarm activation. However, should the telephone line be either cut or disabled no signal can be sent. It is not permissible to programme the police telephone number into the speechdialler, should you wish the police to be contacted via the alarm system you will need to opt for the fully monitored option.
With a monitored system, a signal is sent to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) during an alarm activation. The receiving centre will attempt to confirm whether or not it is a genuine activation or a false alarm and if necessary contact the police. A police response is not guaranteed, the ARC must be reasonably certain that it is not a false alarm and that a person has entered the premises. Should this be the case then the ARC will flag the call as a priority. In order to have this type of system installed, both the installer and ARC must be registered with a certification body such as the SSAIB.
The SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board) is a police recognised organisation which ensures that it's registered members meet strict criteria and inspection standards. Securicare Systems is an SSAIB fully accredited installer.
More information about choosing the right system and finding a suitable installer is available from the SSAIB website
The most basic alarm system will emit an audible alarm sound to alert yourself or your neighbours. if an intruder enters the property.
This type of system is often used in domestic premises however, it is recommended that you consider your location and the nature of the contents of your property before you decide on this type of alarm as it does not communicate with the police or a keyholder, it simply emits a loud alarm sound.
Choosing the right system for your property can seem a daunting prospect. Below we list the main types of system, this is not a definitive guide but is aimed to help you understand the basic differences between the various systems available. As recommended by the SSAIB and most insurance companies, any alarm system should be fitted by a certified installer to the current relevant British and European Standards.
Installing an intruder alarm system deters burglars from attempting to break in to your property and offers you security and peace of mind. So why choose Securicare Systems to install your alarm? Here's why: